1.2.18

Ever Never Just For Since Still Already Yet

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My first of bachillerato students have asked me for a chart to have a clear view of the time expressions used with the present perfect tense. Here it goes:


CONTEXT
SIGN
POSITION IN THE SENTENCE
MEANING IN SPANISH
Examples:
ALREADY
Affirmative sentences.
   +
Before the past participle.
“ya”
The train has already arrived.
JUST
Affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences.
+, -, ?
Before the past participle.
“justo” (acabar de hacer algo)
I have just finished my work.
STILL
Affirmative and negative sentences.
+, -
Before the auxiliary verb
“aún, todavía”
Mary still hasn’t started eating.
YET
Negative sentences.
-
At the end of the sentence.
“todavía”
My dad hasn’t come yet.
YET
Interrogative sentences.
?
At the end of the sentence.
“aún”
Have you finished your homework yet.
EVER
Negative sentences.
-
Before the past participle.
“nunca”
I haven’t ever been there.
EVER
Interrogative sentences.
?
Before the past participle.
“alguna vez”
Have you ever been to Paris?
NEVER
Affirmative sentences.
+
Before the past participle.
“nunca”
I have never been there.
FOR+ period of time.
Affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences.
+, -, ?
At the end of the sentence.
“durante”
My sister has lived in Paris for two years.
SINCE+
point in time.
Affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences.
+, -, ?
At the end of the sentence.
“desde”
My sister has lived in Paris since 2015.

I hope it helps them to study better this unit.

There are some exercises they can do to practise this point:
Tell me what else do you need, and I will try to keep up. Cheers!!


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